Christmas lights switch-on events taking place across the borough

To help residents get into the festive spirit, switch-on ceremonies will be taking place in Palmers Green, Edmonton and Enfield Town

Christmas trees in Enfield Town
Christmas trees in Enfield Town

Events celebrating the switch-on of Christmas lights are taking place around the borough with the first scheduled for this week.

As the borough gets into the festive spirit, residents are invited to join Enfield mayor Suna Hurman who will be switching on the lights in Palmers Green town centre with the help of local school children on Thursday (23rd).  

Also on the 23rd, in Edmonton, newly-opened business space Angel Yard will be hosting a community tree lighting event with partners Launch It. Young entrepreneurs and local small businesses will join the celebrations, which will include a local choir, gift hunting at Angel Yard shops and mince pies. The event is free but residents will need to book their place via Eventbrite.

On Sunday, 3rd December, Cllr Hurman will be switching on the Christmas tree lights at Fountain Island in Enfield Town as part of the annual ‘Parade of Lights’ event featuring a number of festive-themed floats organised by local groups and charities. The free event is supported by The Old Enfield Charitable Trust, Palace Gardens Shopping Centre and local businesses Pearsons, F. Upson Funeral Directors, G. Mantella Jewellers Enfield, Cottage Fields and 3 Drakes. 

The Parade of Lights will include many events at Enfield Market, including a mini funfair, exhibition of vehicles from Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, stalls from local community groups, and carol singing on the bandstand. A fireworks display sponsored by Pearsons will take place at 5.45pm. 

Christmas lights will also be switched on in Cockfosters, Ponders End, Southgate and Winchmore Hill on Monday, 4th December.

Chinelo Anyanwu, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for public spaces, culture and local economy, said: “I’m looking forward to seeing our town centres majestically lit up for the festive season. I would encourage everyone to come and take a look at their local town centre, and of course, to support local businesses if you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping.”

For more information on the Parade of Lights event in Enfield Town on Sunday, 3rd December:

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